Events you won't see on NBC or anywhere else
Two-man Bobsled Jump Adds a touch of Evel Knieval showmanship. Style points awarded for jumping over cars, buses or competitor's training Winnebagos.
Figure Skating on Thin Ice Returns an element of mahem and danger missing since Tanya Harding retired.
Cross-Country Snowboarding Any five-year-old brat on a saucer can slide DOWN a hill, the real challenge is getting UP.
Short Track Zamboni Racing NASCAR-like aspect appeals to racing fans in the American south otherwise indifferent to winter sports. Though "burning rubber" is outside the realm of possibilities.
Four-man Downhill Ski Racing If one skier barreling down a mountain at breakneck speeds is exciting, this has to be four times the thrill.
Snowman Curling Hard to imagine anything could make this slow-motion shuffleboard on ice exciting or sillier, but what could it hurt.
© Terry Colon, 2006